Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Guns n Bombs

Painfully cool, Members Only-jacket wearing, Holly-would-if-she-could living duo Guns N Bombs released their 4th mixtape today. After recording a memorable remix for Chromeo the two are back to their bread and butter, the mighty, no money generating mixtape. The story I wanted to go with is that their first mixtape dramatically changed the musical landscape for me and was very short and concise, and since then there's been a fairly linear trend towards longer, shittier mixtapes. But then I listened to the mix, which can be found at disco dust blog, and I actually like it. It is a bit more surreal and sounds a bit like a soundtrack from a back-to-the-future rave party from a few years ago. But let's turn back the hands of time a bit and remember the first mix they made in late 2006 / early 2007. Listening to the mix, I am really wowed, like damn you guys are meticulous with your listening! Their mixes are like an Encyclopedia Britannica of underground haus!. A track from the late, great Chicago house producer Armando who tragically passed away from Leukemia at age 26. Some Dave Rodgers, aka Delta 9, the Drop Bass hardcore impresario whom I remember often hanging out shirtless with a big grin on his hardcore face at every party I went to.
Depeche Mode - Never Let Me Down Again (Digitalism Remix)
Alan Braxe and Fred Falke - Intro the Running
The Gossip - Standing in the Way of Control (Soulwax Remix)
Alex Gopher - DustPolysics -
Coelacanth is an Android (MSTRKRFT Remix)
Gino Soccio - Try It Out (Guns'N'Bombs edit)
Surkin - Radio Fireworks
Guns'N'Bombs - Nothing is Getting us Anywhere
Armando - World Unknown (Mike Dunn’s My Mix is Dunn Remix)
Simian Mobile Disco - HustlerSerge Santiago + Ben Trucker - Jaack Theme
Delta 9 - Headstrong

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